Éva Hill is a qualified Nutritional Therapist, lecturer and a full member of the Irish Association of Nutritional Therapists (IANT) and the Nutritional Therapists of Ireland (NTOI) professional bodies.
During a one-to-one consultation we will take a close look at your presenting symptoms, medical history, your present diet; we find out how your main systems function - I may also run some tests to help us get you results faster. After a thorough investigation we tweak your diet in such way that it would best assist your healing. Find out more information about Nutritional Therapy.
Finding the foods that one reacts to is simple: it takes a blood sample that is sent away for analysis in the laboratory.
Note, that your GP only tests you for the classic Type 1 allergies (IgE mediated - skin rash, swelling, closing of the throat, asthma attack, anaphylactic shock).
In my Nutritional Therapy clinic you can be tested for the Type 2 allergies or delayed reactions, in which antibodies IgG or IgM come into play. This response is much more common and is known as a food intolerance/ sensitivity.
Symptoms take longer to show up, sometimes taking hours or days - this is why they are so hard to pinpoint just by keeping eye on what you’re eating.
This reaction can undermine digestion/absorption, cause systemic inflammation and therefore affect all body systems, starting with digestive disturbances through constant mucus production, aches/pains and may even cause mental problems.
I use the only test approved by the Allergy UK association.
Once the allergens are identified, a strict elimination and a tailor-made gut healing and digestion correcting diet and supplement regime is necessary for fast recovery.
Homocysteine is your most vital health statistic - more important than weight or blood pressure. It literally tells you where you are on the scale of health.
Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid by-product of normal metabolic processes. Ideally our body is well able to re-cycle it to a harmless form, but as a result of poor diet and stressful life-style it can build up in the system and can cause major health problems.
High homocysteine levels cause inflammation, damage and thicken the wall of the arteries, leading to poor circulation, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
It is a better predictor of potential health problems than cholesterol, and a major indicator for heart attacks.
Homocysteine accumulation also reduces the body’s effectiveness in producing vital bio-chemicals that would reduce your risk of developing a variety of conditions and diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, thyroid disease, depression, recurring miscarriages, birth defects, and some cancers.
High risk groups include people with unhealthy diet and lifestyle or people with a family history of the above mentioned diseases. Levels also increase with age and as a side effect of certain medications. Read my article on Alzheimer's disease.
High or low cholesterol levels are part of the aetiology of cardiovascular and liver diseases. This is a convenient way to find out your triglyceride, good, bad and total cholesterol levels, to help monitor your progress on a specific diet regime.
Digestive discomforts, skin problems, low immunity and many more conditions are caused by alterations in the bowel flora, or parasite infestation. It is a good idea to find out what is exactly growing inside your gut and then tailor made dietary and herbal regime can quickly eliminate pathogens and correct digestive functions.
A screen of toxic elements using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).
This screen includes 16 elements (aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium, chromium cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, thallium and tin).
These heavy metals have adverse effect on fertility, foetal development and general health.
They are neurotoxic, carcinogenic and have been linked to many neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, depression.
They may also cause skin problems, osteoporosis, liver and cardiovascular diseases
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Blood sugar testing
Éva is an experienced lecturer with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She regularly talks at festivals, such as Slow food Festival, CWI group meetings, Associations lectures (as Parkinson's Society).
She is available for school and workplace talks / lectures on the importance of optimal nutrition for general health, and on other popular subjects depending on the audience: such as learning difficulties, food allergies, immunity, stress, menopause, weight problems, disease triggers and prevention, etc.
Éva knows that healthy food has to be tasty too, in order to get the full benefits. She often coaches her patients how to get the most out of their diet. During one to one or group cooking demonstrations you can learn how to prepare easy, quick, tasty and very healthy meals for the whole family, or for special diets.
Changing your diet can be overwhelming task, especially when ordinary rubbish food is advertised as "HEALTHY". Éva offers a once off or regular shopping companionship to help you learn how to shop for your health. It is especially beneficial if you have to deal with food allergies.
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